Announcing: The BlogHer '13 Geek Bar and Writing Lab!

Today we are excited to announce this year's Geek Bar and Writing Lab at BlogHer '13! The Geek Bar and Writing Lab give attendees small group, hands on access to the tools and tips you need to improve your blogging and social media skills! ...more

Announcing: The 2013 BlogHer Voices of the Year!

Six weeks + 2,600 submissions + 15 committee members = The 2013 BlogHer Voices of the Year! (Affectionately known as #VOTY.)This year's VOTY submission process has been a magnificent journey through the hearts and minds of the blogosphere. We are so excited to honor these 100 bloggers -- writers, speakers, and artists, who have pushed us to think more, feel more, share more, and do more....more
@Linda Anselmi Woo-Woo! Looking over all of these again. Can't get enough. Really enjoyed ...more

Tools for Efficient Winning

My mother always joked that we had eight dishwashers in our house. In fact, we had four children and an in-sink-erator. We grew up in the hood, where no one I knew at all ever had a dishwasher ....more

Announcing the BlogHer '13 HealthMinder Day Keynote Speakers

In April, we announced the speakers and sessions for the 2nd annual HealthMinder Day at BlogHer. Today, we're thrilled to announce the incredible keynote speakers for this year's event!...more

Word(less) Wednesday

I like to pretend I can not-write stuff but I can't not-say that I was just running out for early morning coffee on Sunday like I never ever do and as I drove back from Starbucks I noticed that I had a companion. I actually stopped in the middle of the road to take a picture of this dude. The joys of living in an almost-totally Mormon community include having the nicest neighbors on earth, and having absolutely no one on the road with you on Sunday mornings because everyone but your heathen.. ....more

Mmm Mmm Mmm, For the Smell of It

Way back in the 1900's, my family had splurged on a pizza. (This was a re-heally big deal for us.) The pizza came, a big, greasy, Philly- which- is- close- to- New- York style beast, and in the middle of it was that dollhouse table thing they started using in the 80s' (which are only 67 years away, have fun with that one tonight) that keeps the cardboard box from sinking into the middle of the pizza. This was in no way remarkable except that instead of calling it a dollhouse table thing, they.. ....more

Conference Corner: The Room of Your Own Track at BlogHer '13

To help with your BlogHer '13 planning, I'm walking through each of the tracks of programming, one-by-one. As I explained in the overall conference demystifying post, we have four different session styles, and each track of programming includes a mix of those -- making sure there is something for every style of learner!...more
@Elizabeth@Table4Five Oh, interesting Elizabeth! BTW: Looking forward to seeing you!more

Conference Corner: The Writing - Pitch & Publish Track at BlogHer '13

To help with your BlogHer '13 planning, I'm walking through each of the tracks of programming, one-by-one. As I explained in the overall conference demystifying post, we have four different session styles, and each track of programming includes a mix of those -- making sure there is something for every style of learner!...more

Conference Corner: The Politics & Activism Track at BlogHer '13

To help with your BlogHer '13 planning, I'm walking through each of the tracks of programming, one-by-one. As I explained in the overall conference demystifying post, we have four different session styles, and each track of programming includes a mix of those -- making sure there is something for every style of learner!...more

This Week in Gratitude

The first time I saw my kids' father, he was sitting in the solarium at a Bennigan's in suburban Denver, where I worked and he was about to. I will never forget that moment - the clothes he was wearing, the jewelry around his neck, the angle at which he leaned in his seat, and the way my ovaries lept out of my abdomen and tried to drag him back inside with them. It wasn't attraction, it wasn't nerves, it ...more